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OUR MISSION

We will help provide emotional, financial, and educational support to families caring for a special needs pet

DONATE

Please help make a difference in the life of an animal. Every dollar helps Lil BUB continue her work on Earth (from space)

GET INVOLVED

Soon you can get involved with Lil BUB's Big FUND and support your local community through outreach programs

CONTINUING
LIL BUB’S
LEGACY

During her time on Earth, BUB made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare and in the lives of millions of people worldwide. Lil BUB’s sprit, magic, and overwhelming energy are still with us, reminding us every day to be better. She started the first national fund for special needs pets, she was the subject of groundbreaking genetic and biological  research, she helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, all while spreading a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world. Even though she’s no longer on Earth, she’s forever with us and among us. In her honor, Lil BUB’s Big FUND was established to continue her work helping special needs animals.

GOOD JOB BUB! 

CONTINUING
LIL BUB'S LEGACY

During her time on Earth, BUB made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare and in the lives of millions of people worldwide. Lil BUB’s sprit, magic, and overwhelming energy are still with us, reminding us every day to be better. She started the first national fund for special needs pets, she was the subject of groundbreaking genetic and biological  research, she helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, all while spreading a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world. Even though she’s no longer on Earth, she’s forever with us and among us. In her honor, Lil BUB’s Big FUND was established to continue her work helping special needs animals.

GOOD JOB BUB! 

OUR MISSION

Lil BUB’s Big Fund exists to advocate for special needs companion animals and build a community that celebrates and fosters the human animal bond. With a focus on animals who are the most difficult to adopt, the most expensive to care for, and who are at a high risk of euthanasia. Lil Bub’s Big Fund provides grants to shelters nationwide and partners with shelters to create special needs foster program initiatives. We visit schools to promote kindness and inclusion. Through our work, we share BUB’s message of overcoming adversity and the knowledge that the things that make us different are worthy of being seen and appreciated.
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BUB visits us in our dreams

BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Art Woodruff

Art Woodruff grew up in southern Indiana and began assisting in his dad’s veterinary practice at age 11. He attended Auburn University (where he was born) for pre-vet, and then Purdue University for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  He married his high school sweetheart, Debbie, just before attending veterinary school, and they graduated Purdue the same year. After a two year stint in an Equine practice near Indianapolis, the family moved to Bloomington Indiana and Art joined a small animal practice with some horse farm calls as well. In 1997, with the desire to own his own business that focused on a very personal house call approach, Art founded Pet Housecalls. Also at that time, he began a once weekly visit to the Bloomington Animal Care and Control shelter that lasted more than 15 years and culminated in the annual Be More Award for Be More Sustainable, resulting in a grant for the shelter. He was honored to be Lil Bub’s Lil Vet, and awestruck by her grace.

Art and Debbie have one daughter and two sons, and currently share their home with two cats, Pippi and Billy Bob, both rescues. Son, David Woodruff, was involved in artwork for Bub gear and was a pet parent of Smoosh, Lil Bub’s guy pal. In their time off, Art and Debbie both enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors.

Claire Sterling

Claire has over 25 years of experience across the fields of nonprofit management, philanthropy, communications, and animal protection. She is currently Chief Operating Officer for Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), and previously served as Director, Grant Strategies at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). While at the ASPCA, Claire was Board President of the national funder affinity group Animal Grantmakers, which she led through a period of major programmatic and financial growth, and she also established the first national funding collaborative dedicated to assisting animals impacted by natural disasters. Prior to her tenure at the ASPCA, Claire worked in the fields of fundraising and web design at the Foundation Center (now Candid), the world’s leading source of information on institutional philanthropy. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Oberlin College and lives in Manhattan. Her personal blog, The Lion’s Share, provides philanthropy-related resources for organizations that better the lives of animals.

Adam Liebling

Adam Liebling has over 20 years of experience in philanthropy, including grantmaking roles at Carnegie Corporation of New York, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), American Jewish World Service, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. At the ASPCA, Adam helped administer Lil BUB’s Big Fund when it was housed there, and he was privileged to have met the magical, interstellar squonker herself (a career/life highlight). Adam and his partner Jasmyn live in the NYC area and are the proud cat parents for rescues Theodorable Buttingtons (Theo-Butt) and Eleanor Greybutt (Smelly Ellie).

Mike Bridavsky

Mike Bridavsky, also commonly referred to as “BUB’s dude” rescued Lil BUB when she was 8 weeks old. She taught him everything he knows about unconditional love, introduced him to his future family, and inspired him to get involved in the world of animal welfare. He is honored to serve on the board of Lil BUB’s Big FUND, helping to ensure that BUB’s mission and legacy continue to save and improve the lives of the special needs pets on our planet.

DONATE

Would you like to donate to Lil BUB’s Big FUND and help animals with special needs? That’s great! We accept various forms of payment through PayPal and you can choose to make a one-time donation or monthly gift. Thank you!

CONTACT

We’re growing! Stay tuned for more information on how you can get involved and help us with community outreach.
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